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Male Reproductive system

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testicles (testes)
2 glands that produce sperm cells and testosterone, begining during puberty
sperm cells
microscopic cells that carry either X chromosomes (Female Characteristics) or Y chromosomes (Male Characteristics). Both the sperm cells and the egg cells usually carry 23 chromosomes each
testosterone
hormone responsible for male characteristics
scrotum
skin sac containing testicles
genitals
sex organs
vas deferens
2 tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the semen
vasectomy
cut and tie vas deferens to stop the release of sperm during an ejaculation; sterile
seminal vesicle
combines with sperm and semen, connected by the vas deferens
semen
thick, sticky fluid that travels out the urethra during an ejaculation
prostate gland
helps males to ejaculate and urinate; adds fluid to the semen
bladder
holds urine
urethra
tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis, or semen through the penis. opening in the penis
penis
male organ that releases urine or semen
foreskin
skin that covers the end of the penis
circumcision
removal of the foreskin
erection
when the penis becomes hard and raised
ejaculation
releasing of semen from the penis
wet dream (nocturnal emmision)
involuntary ejaculation during sleep
masturbation
sexually pleasing oneself
impotent
unable to maintain an erection or have an ejaculation
sterile
unable to produce sperm
viagra
medicine that treats impotence
urologist
doctor specializing in genital problems
castration
removal of the testicles
virgin
a person who has not had sexual intercourse
PSA
blood test for prostate cancer
orgasm
pleasurable sexual feeling
acne
skin condition due to oils, bacteria, dirt, and hormones
dermatologist
doctor specializing in skin problems
premature ejaculation
involuntary releasing of semen before a boy feels it
anus
opening for soslid waste